Man Buried Under Face Tattoos Faces Gun, Drug Charges

Anyone under there?
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2016 11:58 AM CST
Man Buried Under Face Tattoos Faces Gun, Drug Charges
Um ... OK.   (Fresno Police Department)

Some people see their face as, well … their face, while others see it as a blank canvas. Khamprasong Thammavong is apparently in the latter group, as evidenced by his mugshot making the rounds after the California gang member was arrested Monday on gun and drug charges, KMPH reports. The 33-year-old—said to be part of the Laos Bloods gang, per NBC4—was pulled over by cops Monday while on probation, and his status made his home fair game for a search without a warrant.

And cops say they found quite a haul, including a semi-automatic rifle, a handgun, 38 pot plants, and drug paraphernalia (he was arrested on several felony charges related to these finds). But it's Thammavong's inked mug that's getting noticed more than his infractions, with barely any space left for new tats down the road. The ones that most caught the Houston Chronicle's eye: a giant "Gucci" sprawled across his forehead, a "Speak No Evil" placed strategically above his lips, and, for reasons unknown, the word "eye" accurately positioned above each of his eyes. (No Mitt Romney tat, though.)

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